From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbunchbunch1 /bʌntʃ/ ●●●S2 noun 🔊 🔊 1group of things [countable]GROUP OF THINGS a group of things that are fastened, held, or growing togetherbunch of 🔊 I’ll send her a bunch of flowers. 🔊 He had a bunch of keys on his belt. 🔊 a bunch of grapes► see thesaurus at group2group of people [singular] informalGROUP OF PEOPLE a group of people 🔊 The ancient Egyptians were a clever bunch.bunch of 🔊 a friendly bunch of people3 →the best/pick of the bunch4large amount [singular] American English informalLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT a large number of people or things, or a large amount of somethingbunch of 🔊 There’s a whole bunch of places I want to visit.5 →bunches → thanks a bunchat thanks1COLLOCATIONSphrasesa bunch of flowers/roses/daffodils etcI picked a bunch of flowers from the garden.a bunch of keysA bunch of keys dangled from his belt.a bunch of grapesShe served the cheese with a bunch of black grapes.a bunch of bananasBunches of bananas hung in the trees.a bunch of herbs/parsley/thyme etcYou might like to add a bunch of fresh herbs to the stock.
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bunch• bunches of freshgrapes• I bought a kilo of apples and a bunch of grapes.• Our image as a bunch of bumpkins who roll over for anything that comes down the pike?• I need to apply for a bunch of these jobs.• We have a bunch of cheese.• Years ago, I roasted eight chickens and invited a bunch of people, including Julia Child, to taste them.• Has anyone seen a bunch of keys?• Tammy Bruce was censured by the feministelite for saying she did not want to deal with a bunch of black women.• Another change for the better is that the secretary-general is now equipped with a bunch of good militaryadvisers.• The parents who brought their girls to the Taliaferro bus stop in the morning were a cheerybunch.• Reporters are generally a cynicalbunch.• He handed her a hugebunch of roses.• Joeworshipped her and piledbunches of flowers on her lap.• This wine is the best of the bunch.bunch of grapes• His mouth was opened wide as if awaiting a bunch of grapes.• Where would I find a bunch of grapes? 4.• There were peaches, and bunches of grapes, entwined with leaves of varyingshades and textures.• The corn was already ripening and the vines in full leaf, with bunches of grapeshanging thickly.whole bunch• Since the word got out on Prehistoric I've seen a whole bunch of scripts.• There was a whole bunch of yelling on the radios.• A whole bunch of early singlestracks, performed with gusto in front of a worshipping crowd.• A whole bunch of people on TreasureIsland said it.• Soon the whole bunch was swallowed up in the little road, which made a sharpbend at that eastern point.• But he was so strong he might have taken the whole bunch of us.• The whole bunch were looking more and more like liabilities.• Behind him on the wall there's this whole bunch of oils.bunchbunch2 (also bunch together, bunch up) verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]NEAR to stay close together in a group, or to make people do this 🔊 The children bunched together in small groups. 🔊 John stopped, forcing the rest of the group to bunch up behind him.2[intransitive, transitive]FIGHT to make part of your body tight, or to become tight like this 🔊 Sean bunched his fists.3[intransitive, transitive]PULL to pullmaterial together tightly in folds 🔊 She bunched the cloth up and threw it away.4[transitive]HOLD to hold or tie things together in a bunch→ See Verb table